Police Blotter: April 29

Samplings of Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Thursday 11:36 a.m., Caller reported a van parked for a while with no movement, 2600 block of South Roosevelt Road 6. 12:00 p.m., Caller reported a motor vehicle accident, 1000 block of West First Street. 12:07 p.m., Caller reported being bit by a cat, 200 block […]

My turn: Some concerts I’d rather forget

During my biennial spring cleaning, I unearthed concert ticket stubs carbon-dated to the 70s. Although I was there, I don't remember some. Others are indelible. At Eric Clapton's 2004 Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas, I saw Clapton, Santana, Jeff Beck, Joe Walsh, John Mayer, Buddy Guy, James Taylor, Pat Metheny, Bo Diddley, ZZ Top, Booker […]

Hounds end spring drills with intrasquad tilt

BLACKWATER DRAW — First-year Eastern New Mexico University football coach Josh Lynn says he already has a good feel for his squad heading into today's 2 p.m. Green and Silver game at Greyhound Stadium. The annual wrapup to spring drills gives the Greyhounds a chance to perform in game-type situations. "We're just going to get […]

Hounds fall to WT in opener

CANYON, Texas — Unbeaten Justin Kuks pitched eight solid innings and left fielder Justin Smith hit two of West Texas A&M's four home runs Friday night as the Buffaloes beat Eastern New Mexico University 8-1 in the opener of a four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series. Kuks (9-0) stranded 10 ENMU baserunners and was helped […]

Isler signs ex-CHS standout Lieb

Another former Clovis Wildcat is joining J.D. Isler as McMurry University. CMI file photoLathan Lieb, a 2011 Clovis High grad, is joining former Wildcat coach J.D. Isler at McMurry University next season. Lieb led Clovis in scoring his senior season, and spent his freshman season at Otero Junior College in Colorado. Isler, who coached 10 […]

Friday area prep baseball linescores – April 27

District 3-2A Texico 16, Santa Rosa 4 Santa Rosa 2 00 11 — 4 3 3 Texico (12)03 1x —16 9 1 Marcus Lopez, Ryan Lopez (1), Santiago Romero (1) and Romero, R. Lopez (1); John Myers, Jarron Hill (1) and Josh Treadway. W — Hill. L — M. Lopez. Top hitters — Texico: Hill […]

Relay for Life auction today

Team Roundup a Cure, an auction to raise money for the Clovis Relay for Life, will be held 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today at the Underground Arts Embassy at 321 E. First St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. The event will include a fajita dinner, a DJ, door prizes, a silent […]

Into the wild

The weather is beginning to warm up, which means it's time for outdoor activities. CMI correspondent: Gilrobert Rennels Western Kingbirds are among the numerous species of birds found at the Muleshoe Wildlife Refuge, which is located 19 miles south of Muleshoe in southern Bailey County. Although it's not quite summer yet, more and more people […]

Myers drops out of GOP senate race

A heated state senate primary became a heated two-person race Friday. In a joint press conference at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, Mark Myers dropped out of the state senate District 7 race and endorsed fellow Republican candidate Pat Woods. Both said the move was made out of concerns Gov. Susana Martinez has lined up resources […]

Clovis man stable after shooting

Clovis police are investigating a shooting Friday morning on Hull Street that hospitalized a Clovis man with a leg wound. At 4 p.m. Friday, David Garcia, 36, was in stable condition at Plains Regional Medical Center, according to the press release. No arrests had been made at that time. According to the press release: Garcia […]

McGee: Growing a garden of weeds

I was riding my bicycle along one of our streets the other day and noticed some yellow flowers. I thought they brightened up the vacant lot. I saw yellow flowers; I knew many more folks would just see weeds. I ponder weeds a lot because at times in my life they've meant yard work. For […]

In search of ponies: Bunnies have hand in heating up Earth

Invariably, the issue of weird weather comes up these days, especially with record temperatures set on a regular basis and extreme phenomenon rising to the top of headlines fairly often. Global warming is the answer the experts almost always arrive at — melting ice caps at the hands of humans who didn't heed the warnings […]

Press release: State and federal support for Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System remains strong

On April 25, 2012 the NM State Water Trust Board acted to approve $3,788,834 in FY 2012 for the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System (ENMRWS). This state sponsored regional rural water project is also one of seven federally authorized rural water projects. "On behalf of the ENMWUA I would like to extend my deepest […]

Blooms benefit charities

Saturday is the day to buy flowers for your loved ones, according to Portales Kiwanis Club members, who will be selling petunias and geraniums for a fundraiser. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Nancy Stout, left, of Arkansas, looks at geraniums at Garden Source in Portales with her grandson, Stratton Seifert, 4, of Portales. The same geraniums […]

Christian challenge offers fellowship

Eastern New Mexico University senior Rachel Mariano became a Christian at 7 years old but admits that joining the school's Baptist Student Union Christian Challenge as a freshman strengthened her faith. Dallas Ellsworth: Courtesy photo The Baptist Student Union Christian Challenge at Eastern New Mexico University meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays. The gathering includes singing, […]

Repentance prayers can make a difference

National Day of Prayer is Thursday. Please be in prayer lifting up the needs of our nation. We must have a deep resolve. We do this with conviction looking the enemy in the eye saying, "You cannot have this country!" Let us seek the Lord for the spiritual revival in our land. May we listen […]

My turn: Educators deserve credit

As someone who was homeschooled throughout her childhood education, I felt like I gained insight into the public school system Wednesday when I had my first lunch with my lunch buddy at one of the Portales elementary schools. I spent 30 minutes chasing about 10 third-graders around the playground trying to tag them, so I […]

Police blotter: April 27

Samplings of Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 8:35 a.m.: Caller requested an ambulance for a female having a stroke, 1900 block of West Second Street. 9:00 a.m.: Caller reported possible larceny in progress, South Roosevelt Road 15. 9:33 a.m.: Caller requested a motorist assist, U.S. 70. 9:53 a.m.: Caller reported they found […]

Their view: Good health easily attained, maintained

Gordon Filepas is a father and an author on a mission to educate Americans about health matters. Here is an excerpt from a recent column. Everyone's complaining about America's increasing health and obesity issues and wondering how to solve these problems while also reducing health-care costs. They make it sound like a big, complicated mystery […]

Editorial: Republicans can still embrace DREAM Act

After a depressing two years in which Arizona and South Carolina passed draconian anti-immigrant laws — and Republican presidential candidates missed nary an opportunity to back their hardline stances — comes some hope for bipartisan progress. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, one of his party's rising stars, a man thought to be a contender to […]